The Albuquerque BioPark is parting ways with plastic.
The facility is doing away with many plastic products, including bags, cups and straws, and replacing them with compostable alternatives.
It’s part of the BioPark’s commitment to habitat conservation and fighting pollution around the world.
“A lot of plastic ends up in the waterways, ends up in the oceans, there’s actually big floating piles and islands of garbage in the oceans right now, and the BioPark is hoping to educate a lot of our visitors,” said Matt Eschenbrenner, BioPark Conservation Committee.
Even though the gift shop won’t offer plastic bags, visitors can buy reusable cloth bags or get them for free with large purchases.